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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm from St. George Utah. I will be serving a mission in Taiwan, Taichung. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have gone to college for one year and plan on continuing after my mission. My hobbies are reading, gardening, and playing the flute. I also like Dr. Who, anime, and superhero movies. My favorite color is silver, favorite flower is honeysuckle, and favorite animal is a golden retriever. I have a job in a restaurant and a family of seven. One of my siblings is adopted from South Korea, and he is loved very much.

Why I am a Mormon

Four generations of my family before me have been members of this church, but not all of my relatives have stayed with it. When I came to the age where I could make important decisions on my own, I studied the scriptures and prayed about them a lot. I also studied other religions to see whether I might want to join them, but I only ever received a feeling of peace and surety with this church. All the others just didn't seem quite right somehow. As I have grown older, that feeling has grown stronger, and I know without any doubt that this is Christ's true gospel restored in it's entirety.

How I live my faith

I attend church services each Sunday in a congregation that is entirely made up of college students. I teach Sunday school and am in charge of the other teachers.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Rachel
No, we do not worship Joseph Smith, just as other Christians do not worship Moses or other prophets. However, we believe it to be important to believe firmly that he was, in fact, a prophet of God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Rachel
No, Mormons abandoned the practice of polygamy about a hundred years ago. There is another church that practices it, but we are not associated with them. Part of the reason our church started the practice in the first place was because there were many members of the church who were widowed women, some with children, who had a difficult time providing for their families. A man having two wives meant there was one less woman in need. Show more Show less